I've made clear my admiration for Surrey's young wicket-keeper batsman over the last 12 months, he's performed some stunning feats for us and is an absolute pleasure to watch in full flight. However his interview in the Telegraph this morning where he came out has really kicked that admiration up a notch.
It takes untold courage to come out, friends of mine who have done so have spoken of the internal anguish they experience and the very real awkwardness that bottling such things up can cause - clearly Steve Davies has been going through exactly the same.
I am immensely proud that a cricketer of such character and ability is playing for Surrey, I can't wait to see him walk out in that first match this season and I am quite sure that all Surrey fans will give him the best of receptions. It goes without saying that he can count on the unqualified support of the fans and if there are any that are daft enough to say anything out of turn, I imagine they will be swiftly dealt with by the club.
Best of luck to him in the coming season, I hope he's back in the papers plenty for his runs and back in the England side before long, as his talent deserves.
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